The Queens Hotel in Leeds is the most iconic hotel in the entire city. After a recent transformation, the Queens Hotel is back to its best and this is my review of an overnight stay. The Queens Hotel is a historic landmark, an icon of… Read More »Hotel Review: The Queens Hotel, Leeds
No, this is not California but one of Northumberland’s many secrets where Giant Redwood Trees proudly line the drive to Minsteracres. If I told you that you could find over 100 giant Californian redwood trees here in the North East of England, I’m pretty sure… Read More »The Giant Redwoods of Minsteracres, Northumberland
One of Northumberland’s hidden secrets, Lambley Viaduct is a fine example of Victorian engineering. Oh, there’s also plenty of amazing photo opportunities too. Not far from the Western edge of Northumberland and only a few miles away from Hadrian’s Wall, you’ll find Lambley Viaduct; a… Read More »Lambley Viaduct, Northumberland
Welcome to the Plotters’ Forest at Raby Castle quite possibly the playground of dreams; perfect for children of all ages. You’re probably wondering why on earth I’m featuring a playground on my blog given that I’m not a parenting blogger nor is Evelyn currently old… Read More »The Plotters’ Forest at Raby Castle
Our first proper city break with little Evelyn was a two-night trip to London for my 33rd birthday and there was no place better to stay than at the Hoxton Southwark. I love this hotel and just had to show you all why! Back in… Read More »Hotel Review: The Hoxton Southwark, London
On a cold autumnal day, I headed to Northumberland for a chilled night at Newton Hall’s Garden Rooms. This is a review of my stay with my wife and eight-month-old baby. Within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find Newton Hall; a… Read More »A Chilled Night at Newton Hall’s Luxury Garden Rooms
I’ve always wanted to visit Masham in Yorkshire and I finally managed to spend a short afternoon here recently. I loved visiting this quaint market town and so I’ve put together this super speedy guide to Masham to help others to plan their visit! On… Read More »A Super Speedy Guide to Masham, Yorkshire
If you’re looking for somewhere to visit for a short break, a place to switch off and reconnect with the outdoors then look no further. This is my guide to feeling good in Harrogate. For almost 500 years, since 1571, Harrogate has been a top… Read More »A Guide to Feeling Good in Harrogate
This post is a comprehensive guide to the ever-popular and bi-annual Sunderland Restaurant Week where you can experience top quality food across the city for discounted prices. Read more about the September 2022 edition now!
The Monochrome Cities returns for its third instalment with a birthday trip to London. If you’ve ever wanted to see London captured in glorious black and white, now’s your chance. Fujifilm’s Acros film simulation delivers the goods as always.